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“From a real Cuban.”
Review of Cuban Corner

Cuban Corner
Ranked #88 of 409 Restaurants in Rockville
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Miami, Florida
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150 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“From a real Cuban.”
Reviewed 7 June 2009

Ok. I will try to be as much neutral as possible. I went there for the first time the other day. I am Cuban, born and raised in Havana. The food was not bad, but a little bit overprice for not only a Cuban Restaurant, but for the location and ambiance. Sorry, but $15 for a piece of pork in a very small restaurant in Rockville, not good. The black beans had no flavor at all, like if they were straight from the can. If you never had Cuban food before, you may find this food probably good, but I can tell you this is not the typical Cuban Restaurant food. I was expecting more flavor, like in La Carreta, or any other Cuban Restaurant in Miami. I did not get that. We spent $56 for a Cuban sandwich and some pork lunch with two beers. Sorry, but that is way overpriced. I have to say the “Cheese and guava pastelito" was really good, but once again, $3.50 for that? Are you serious? Even at Fort Lauderdale airport you can get a pastelito for way cheaper.
I not saying this Restaurant it’s bad, but it could be better if they put a little bit more "Badia" in the food. The pork was not bad, but small portion.
This is a very small and casual restaurant with prices of a big well known restaurant. Sorry, but this is not South Beach.

I will probably give them another opportunity and go back for something different.

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“i enjoyed this restaurant though it is quite pricy. small environment but good cuban food. fried yuca and bean soup...”
Reviewed 1 March 2009

i enjoyed this restaurant though it is quite pricy. small environment but good cuban food.

fried yuca and bean soup were good. the fried pork (i think) and the arroz con pollo were quite decent as well.

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Rockville
1 review
“Superb food and atmosphere”
Reviewed 24 January 2009

The Cuban Corner has an excellent selection of Cuban food in what appears to be an ever-evolving menu. That’s good because it shows a willingness to try new offerings. Good drink selection as well. The customer service is friendly – it is a genuine Mom and Pop run restaurant. Even the daughters are in on the business, working as waitresses. One thing though, always remember your mommy’s advice but not bringing politics and religion to the dining table. The owner and his family, having lost their modest properties in Cuba, and having suffered under a political system that I dare say 99% of you reading this would find unacceptable, lean very heavily to the Right. So grin and bear anything you might encounter that seems a bit over the top, and simply avoid, if you can, political topics.

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Rockville
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best Cuban Restaurant in the D.C. Metropolitan Area”
Reviewed 21 January 2009

I can't say enough about this place. A true gem. The food is fantastic. The place is truly authentic. A true family restaurant. Father as host, mother as cook and daughters as waitresses. They all could not be nicer. If you know anyone that is Cuban in the D.C. Area, chances are they are on the wall. Located on Rockville Pike across from the Montgomery County School Administration Building. A must place to visit for lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed 3 June 2008

I thought it was really good, though a little pricey. I'd never had Cuban before I ate here and I've been looking for this place for the name of this place again for a while now - my ex BF wouldn't tell me the name of it because he didn't want me to go telling everyone so it got crowded. MUAHAHA - I know now! I will be eating there again ASAP.

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